Jordan Farmar, who led the UCLA Bruins to a NCAA Final Four and who helped deliver a championship to the Los Angeles Lakers, has taken his talents to Israel, where he's playing for Maccabi Tel Avi while the NBA lockout continues.
Many Palestinians depend on jobs in Israel for their livelihood. But it's not easy for them to get to those jobs. A new bus line has opened up, but some Palestinians say its just another example of the division between Israelis and Palestinians.
The Obama administration is offering some advice to its most important ally in the region: Israel should do more to mend fences with its neighbors. The World's Matthew Bell reports from Jerusalem, Israelis aren't buying it.
In response to Palestine's victory at the United Nations last week, Israel has announced plans for the expansion of Jewish settlements. Condemnation of those plans has been swift and sharp. Some fear Israel is becoming more isolated diplomatically.
In a recent speech, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta urged the Israelis to restart the stalled Palestinian peace process and engage proactively with its neighbors. The country has become increasingly isolated, diplomatically, in its region.
Boston is beginning to consider how to permanently honor the victims of the Boston Marathon attacks, they might look to Tel Aviv for ideas of how to construct and maintain the appropriate memorial. Tel Aviv has a lot of experience remembering the victims of terrorism.